Windcraft Music Festival 3

Fri Aug 12th 2016 to Sat Aug 13th 2016
Cyprus, Katydata, Soleas, Nicosia

Event Details

This August, Katydata wakes up to the sounds of winds and embarks on new music explorations. The alto saxophones of Thodoris Rellos (Mode Plagal) and Zakari Frantz (of the Souljazz Orchestra) take us to Balkan and African routes, trumpets and clarinets twist through jazz, soul and classical music paths, drums mingle with the winds of a band, a zurna and a davul call for dancing…   
Windcraft Music Fest returns for the third time to Katydata for two days of concerts, workshops and other activities. Bands and new collaborations from Cyprus, Greece and Canada with winds as their main ingredient will present their personal music interpretation, blending different traditions and creating new fusion sounds. The worlds of ethnic, jazz, soul, African, classical and traditional music will unite, just to prove once more that different cultures can co-exist.
The festival aims at promoting the musical creativity of the artists and involving the visitors in the magic of creating music. In the beautiful village setting, the traditional environment blends harmonically with the modern art scene, bringing musicians and music lovers closer in a festive atmosphere!
The yard of the village’s old inn, the orchard and other picturesque locations will be transformed to host this year’s bands. On the first festival day (12/8), the Mythic Journey Quartet – a new project of the Canadian saxophonist of the epic Souljazz Orchestra, Zakari Frantz, and the Greek musicians Don Stavrinos, Stathis Diamantidis and Yiannis Despotakis – will create an uplifting atmosphere with their Afrospiritual grooves. The Original Quartet (Marios Charalambous, Kyriacos Kestas, Andreas Panteli, Andreas Combos) will perform original, jazz-influenced compositions and the ethnic project Trio NeRo (Nektarios Rodosthenous, Christos Agathocleous, George Savva) will re-contextualize traditional lullabies giving them a rock dimension.  The Clarinettini Quartet will open the second day of the festival (13/8) with classical and instrumental music. The young and powerful Drumble Beats will then put their drums and handmade percussion next to the winds of the Windcraft Band and the Trio Frisson, in the company of the trumpet player Elias Ioannou, will introduce us to their Hip-Soul sound. Finally, “the most ground-breaking music group of the Greek ethnic jazz scene” (fRoots), Mode Plagal, will bring the evening to the peak with a groovy journey to the roots of our musical past.
Free music workshops on various topics that combine learning with fun will invite children and adults to participate in the music creation, while other interactive activities will be taking place involving locals and foreign visitors. Traditional Cypriot winds will be given a special place in the festival: a zurna and a davul will mark the opening of the festival, while a folk musician will demonstrate how to make and play the traditional flute pithkiavli. Interactivity between the locals and the visitors will be encouraged through an exploration activity in the village, that will be organised by the “Youth for Exchange and Understanding”.  

The detailed programme:
from 17:00                  The shepherd’s flute (workshop with Renos Ktoros)
17:00-18:00                Just Beat It! (percussion workshop with Roger Heinrich)
18:00-19:00                 Street Art
19:00                          Just Beat It! – the performance (live)
19:00-20:00                  Zurna-Davul (live)
20:οο-21:00                  Trio NeRo (live)
21:30-22:30                   Original Quartet (live)
23:00-00:00                   Mythic Journey Quartet [CA/GR] (live)
‘round midnight           jam session
9:00-10:00                        Qi Gong
11:00-13:00                      Odd Metres (workshop with Thodoris Rellos)
16:00-18:00                     Orientation Game in the village
16:00-18:00                     Street Art
17:00-18:00                    Suitcase with Maria Kamberis&Savvas Thoma)
18:00-18:45                     Clarinettini Quartet (live)
19:00-19:30                     Windcraft Band (live)
19:30-19:45                     Windcraft Band & Drumble Beats (live)
19:45-20:30                     Drumble Beats (live)
21:00-22:00                     Trio Frisson feat. Elias Ioannou (live)
22:30-00:00                     Mode Plagal [GR] (live)
‘round midnight             global dance party

€15 for 1 day, €20 for 2 days          
Children under 12, workshops and other activities FREE.
Ticket pre-sale (starts on 22/7):
NicosiaGatapou (25 Stoa Papadopoulou, Faneromeni, 22-667741), Café Velo y Siesta (129 Tseriou av., 22-321234)
Limassol – Ilektrika Eidi (26 Chatziloizi Michailidi  st., Saripolou Sq., 25-763503)
LarnacaΤhree Sitting Birds (38 Nikolaou Rossou st., 24-255880)
Pafos – ANANAs 8bit Coffee (35Α-35Β Athinas st., 26-600126)
Free camping site with toilets and shower. Hotels and agrotouristic pensions available in the nearby villages (Kakopetria, Kalopanayiotis, Spilia, Galata etc.)
Tel. 22-377748,,
Supported by the Katydata Community Council
Organised by: Windcraft Loud
Sponsors: AAMP Sound&Light, Cyprus Youth Board    
Supporters: Windcraft Music Centre, Ioannides Acoustics Consulting, Youth for Exchange and Understanding

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